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Directing the Documentary, 6th Edition by Michael Rabiger

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PART 7B

ADVANCED PRODUCTION

 

 

This Part considers lenses in relation to the perceptions of space and perspective, which together do so much to shape the look and impact of photography. There is information on the principles governing the use of advanced camera and sound gear, but equipment that is more elaborate normally means you will be directing specialists rather than handling it yourself. Nonetheless, you need to know what they will be doing and why.

There is information about the extra personnel you need in a larger unit, and tips on leadership. Because a director must know how to catalyze telling scenes for the screen, there is a comparison between acting and being a documentary participant. There is also guidance on coverage and shooting ...

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